Molten Shield is a good spell to cast to work up to Annie's stun, so sometimes it's beneficial to grab at least 1 rank in it early.
Striking killing blows on minions with Disintegrate enables Annie to farm extremely well early in the game.
Storing a stun for use with her ultimate can turn the tide of a team fight.
Once you have chosen an angle for The Culling, you cannot change it. Pick your moment well!
Because of Lightslinger, Lucian benefits more from Attack Damage than he does from Attack Speed.
For optimal burst, try to combine Relentless Pursuit into Piercing Light.
Ardent Blaze actually explodes in a star pattern. Try to line it up so the spokes hit enemy champions.
The Annie Lucian synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of her gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Lucian, compared to her overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how her gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Annie sees a large worsening in her KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Lucian. His KDA fell from NaN to NaN. This worsening shows that Lucian helps Annie perform worse in competitive League of Legends games. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is only marginal.
When Annie plays on the same team as Lucian, she observes a small increase in her total damage output. This difference could indicate that Lucian supports by providing cover for her to deal more damage or that his presence also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Annie is played with Lucian on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when she plays without Lucian. This is contrasting evidence that she is worse when playing synergisticly with Lucian.
Moreover, when Annie plays with Lucian on the same team, she on average receives a little more damage than when she plays alone. Taking more damage could mean that Lucian does a poor job of covering Annie during teamfights.
There is no top champion pairing for Annie that will 100% of the time be her top ally. Yet, overall, Lucian is a very typical ally for Annie. By locking into the same team as Annie, he raises their win rate by 0.1% to 48.4%. This shows that there is not really a strong strategic relationship between Annie and Lucian that allows them to perform better together than without each other.
Lucian has a lower difficulty than Annie. That means Annie players don't need to be very careful when arranging Lucian allies to go into battle on the same side as, as they will require a relatively low level of skill to cooperate well with you.
Fighting together, Annie players should witness an overall large increase in your team’s ability to to do a lot of AP damage. When paired, these two can deal quite a lot of AP type damage.
Although, by pairing Annie and Lucian together, you may not be granting your other allies much protection for burst damage. Make sure to include other champs on your team that helps cover this relative disparity in their potential.
Regardless of your Lucian ally's ability, you should focus on increasing your income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you will do well anyway.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Annie in order to synergize with Lucian during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League rounds, you should keep reading to pick up some more lessons on this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and tips presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot.
The most crucial items to focus on in your Annie and Lucian synergy build consist of Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Zhonya's Hourglass. When Annie incorporated at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better as an ally of Lucian than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Annie had an average winrate of 48.4% helping carry Lucian with these items in her kit.
To have the greatest probability of vanquishing your oponents, Annie players should equip the Electrocute, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Absolute Focus runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for this team composition, this blending of runes resulted in the top win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 48.4% win rate overall.
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